The Gala Committee and the Huntsville Museum of Art are proud to present:
Gala Luncheon, Presentation, and Book Signing with Jane Scott Hodges
Tuesday, February 28 at 11:30 a.m.
The 32nd Annual Gala Committee and the Huntsville Museum of Art are thrilled to welcome celebrated entrepreneur and tastemaker Jane Scott Hodges as the Gala Luncheon speaker on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Catered by Purveyor.
About Jane Scott Hodges:
Jane Scott Hodges is an American entrepreneur and life/style authority most well known for her influence on couture linens and their relevance in contemporary life and entertaining. As Founder and CEO of Leontine Linens, Jane Scott is at once an entrepreneur, a tastemaker, and an expert in her field.
The origin of Jane Scott’s professional life is as colorful as Leontine Linens’ Instagram feed. After attending Tulane University and falling in love with New Orleans and the city’s devotion to honoring the past, it was when she was home in Kentucky planning her wedding that she discovered heirloom monogrammed linens belonging to her great-grandmother. Influenced by her Southern upbringing and belief in the importance of heritage, Jane Scott was always fascinated with antiques and heirlooms. She was inspired to recreate a collection of her own linens to celebrate her new married life when her mother introduced her to a historic Kentucky workroom called Eleanor Beard Studio. They traveled there together, where Hodges was enamored by the process of hand-selecting the fabrics, trims, monograms, and border styles for her very own modern take on the trousseau. She saw a niche market for these products, unavailable in most corners of the United States, and hence she began Leontine Linens to showcase the studio’s artisanal work in 1996, at the young age of 27.
In a fortuitous plot twist, Hodges became the owner and caretaker of the historic Eleanor Beard Studio only 6 years later, in 2002. It was not until that stewardship began that she realized she now cared for one of the very first and only remaining American workrooms of its kind to offer handmade, couture linens that rivaled those of Europe when it opened its doors in 1921. At the heart of the experience Jane Scott wished to create for her clients was that first visit to the showroom, where she collaborated on every detail of the design of her linens. To this day, the in-home appointment is where Hodges cherishes creating with her client’s beautiful linens that speak to their individual aesthetic and lifestyle.
Hodges’ career now spans over 25 years, and throughout that time, she continues to set herself apart from her contemporaries by innovating product designs using heritage-driven techniques and offering unwavering quality of product and design services; in doing so, she has become an expert in the design, creation, and use of fine linens in everyday life.
Jane Scott will inspire you to realize that your joy of home and all things that you love most in your life are the very things that will lead the way to live an inspired life. Hodges’ authoritative book, Linens for Every Room and Occasion (2014), presents inspiring ideas and examples, as well as practical information that arms the reader with useful advice and recommendations. Through artful storytelling, Jane Scott is at once inspirational and approachable in her ability to coax her audience into confidently incorporating the things they love into their everyday homemaking and entertaining style.
Join us as Jane Scott literally opens her “Linen Closet” to share – from the book and beyond – a treasure trove of attainable ideas, useful tips, and passionate inspiration. As Leontine Linens celebrates its silver anniversary, the collection remains as fresh and sought-after as ever. And you will know why after you see the energy and vivaciousness of its creative force as Jane Scott shares her stories and tips.